Happy Always Layout by Missy Whidden

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Every week I add a new free cut file in my Facebook group - Happy Scrappy Place - and I LOVE how Missy Whidden used last weeks' design on her newest page!
Hello again, friends! Missy here, and I have a new layout to share featuring one of Paige’s FREE cut files - I used Freebie #3 which is a beautiful cluster flowers. I used mostly the Pick-Me-Up collection, but there are papers from Turn the PageOh My Heart, and Take Me Away as well. That’s the fun thing about backing cut files like this… you can mix and match lots of papers. I cut the flower cluster three times using my Silhouette Cameo to create three clusters for my design. I a photo for each cluster and embellished with some Pick-Me-Up StickersChipboard Stickers, and Ephemera Die Cuts.
It does take some time to back intricate cut files like this, but it’s always a beautiful result. I added some colored thread behind the clusters to add a bit more color and texture. I fussy cut a few frames from Pick-Me-Up Paper 19 to add as a layer behind each photo.

I used half of Pick-Me-Up Paper 23 in the center of the layout. I smudged some white gesso over parts of it to “dirty” it up a bit and so I could add some inks. I used various ink sprays on the background to match the colors in the flowers. I also added some white and gold splatters with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine. I machine stitched down the edges of the center paper with white thread for a bit more interest and texture.

I used a few of the Pick-Me-Up Stickers for my title. I love when you don’t have to think too hard to come up with a title - the stickers do all the work! I also machine stitched through them with gold thread. I used a flower cluster from the Pick-Me-Up Ephemera Die Cuts as well.

This was a lot of fun to put together. Using a cut file like this really helps your design come together quicker because they take up a lot of space - you only have a little area left for your photos to go. The rest is just embellishing to your liking! I hope this inspires you in some way! Thanks for stopping by.

SUPPLIES: PICK-ME-UP6x6 Paper PadPaper 19Paper 23StickersChipboard StickersEphemera Die CutsTURN THE PAGE6x6 Paper PadOH MY HEART6x6 Paper PadTAKE ME AWAY12x12 Paper Pad; Cut file: Freebie #3 by Paige EvansSilhouette Cameowhite cardstockmodeling pasteinks
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  1. Hi Missy ! I really love what you do ! I discovered your work yesterday and I'm enjoying watching your videos. Thanks for sharing again a lovely work. xoxo From France !

  2. This is GORGEOUS! LOVING those flowers!!!!


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